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Offline G-Mom

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Product recall
« on: Jul 19, 2007, 09:38:53 AM »
I just got an urgent email regarding hot dog chili sauce and botulism contanimation............click here for info on the recall  http://www.castleberrys.com/

I sure hope nobody around here has eaten any :scaredy:

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Re: Product recall
« Reply #1 on: Jul 19, 2007, 10:05:42 AM »
I was glad to see that my chili wasn't recalled. I like Hormel's. I think I will give Aunt Bonnie a call, though, in case she is eating hot dogs today. She eats the Castleberry brand, I think...

Thanks for posting this!
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Re: Product recall
« Reply #2 on: Jul 19, 2007, 02:24:41 PM »
No Castlebury today. I got Hormel too. I got tired of the taste of Castlebury. Lucky me!

Thanks for the warning G-Mom.

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Re: Product recall
« Reply #3 on: Jul 22, 2007, 06:10:06 AM »
They have now expanded the recall to other products.  Here is a copy of the news story.

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Georgia Processor Expands Meat Recall
By Associated Press

2 hours ago

WASHINGTON - A Georgia meat processor on Saturday expanded its recall of canned meat products that may be connected to a botulism outbreak.

Castleberry's Food Co. of Augusta recalled more than 80 types of canned chili, beef stew, corned beef hash and other meat products in addition to the 10 brands it had recalled Thursday.

Cans of chili sauce made at the Castleberry's plant were found in the homes of an Indiana couple and two children in Texas who had been hospitalized with botulism. All four are expected to survive.

Botulism is a muscle-paralyzing disease caused by a toxin made by a bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Such bacteria are commonly found in soil.

The Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Thursday that an equipment malfunction may have been responsible for the contamination.

On Saturday, FSIS said the malfunctions at the Augusta processing plant may have existed longer than initially estimated.

Castleberry's, which is owned by Bumble Bee Seafoods LLC and based in San Diego, voluntarily expanded the recall.

Castleberry's senior vice president Steve Mavity said: "We believe we have isolated the issue to a situation of under-processing on one line of our production facility. As an extra precaution to the recall we announced on Wednesday, we have shut down this line altogether and are recalling all products produced on it."

Brand names of the recalled products include Austex, Best Yet, Big Y, Black Rock, Bloom, Bryan, Bunker Hill, Castleberry's, Cattle Drive, Firefighters, Food Club, Food Lion, Goldstar, Great Value, Kroger, Lowes, Meijer, Morton House, Paramount, Piggly Wiggly, Prudence, Southern Home, Steak N Shake, Thrifty Maid, Triple Bar and Value Time. The recall also includes four varieties of Natural Balance dog food.

Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Castleberry's at 1-888-203-8446.

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Castleberry's Food Co.: http://www.castleberrys.com/

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Re: Product recall
« Reply #4 on: Jul 22, 2007, 03:06:33 PM »
When I saw more had been added to the recall list, I was very afraid. :scaredy: We fixed hot dogs, with chili, today. It was Hormel Chile, though, so we were still in the clear. I sure hope they don't do another update and add Hormel to it. At least until we have all digested what we have eaten today! ;)

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Re: Product recall
« Reply #5 on: Jul 24, 2007, 10:52:38 AM »
It almost makes me afraid to eat, but not quite.

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